Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
This is one of my favorites growing up. It's fast and easy.
- 1 lb extra lean ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 16 ounces French style green beans
- 10 1⁄2 ounces low-fat tomato soup
- 1⁄2 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1⁄2 cup shredded cheese
- salt and pepper
- In a large skillet, cook ground beef and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender, drain fat.
- Stir in green beans, soup and 1/4 cup water, salt and pepper.
- Turn mixture into 1 1/2 qt casserole dish.
- In a covered pan, cook potatoes in boiling water for about 20 minutes or until just tender, drain. Mash while hot, stir in egg.
- Add enough milk to potatoes to hold their shape.
- Season potatoes with salt and pepper.
- Drop potatoes in mounds on beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
- Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes 350* or until heated through.
My cousins in South Dakota use the word "hot dish" a lot and this reminded me of the casseroles they make. It was easy to prepare and tasty.
This is a variation of an old 1950's betty crocker recipe for hamburger pie. I grew up on it and love it too! The orig. recipe calles for just the onions, beef, cut g. beans, some msg, salt, pepper, and 1 can of tom. soup. The book then says to top it with some leftover mashed potatos (my mom always used instant if she didn't have any) and then a sprinkling of paprika. My husband would love that you added cheese. He always says "you know what would taste good on this...cheese!".